David Bowie, “The First Time I Saw You”, by Masayoshi Sukita…

David Bowie, “The First Time I Saw You”, by Masayoshi Sukita (1972)

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Tom Petty sings “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Prince burns…

Tom Petty sings “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Prince burns it down to the ground, 2004. This video from 2004′s Rock Hall induction festivities made the rounds when Prince passed away, because his final solo (and tossing his guitar in the air when it ends) is rightly remembered as legendary. 

Before then, though, the song is borne aloft by Tom Petty’s heartfelt lead vocal and acoustic 12-string (supported by George’s son Dhani). Tom and George’s brother Wilbury Jeff Lynne takes the vocal on the bridge, Jeff’s guitarist Marc Mann takes the first solo, Steve Winwood (there to be inducted with Traffic) on organ, and yeah, that insane solo from Prince at the end – but this is also a great time to remember Tom’s gifts as a bandleader who knows when to step back and let his mates take the spotlight.

“You see me nodding at him, to say, ‘Go on, go on,’” Petty says. “I remember I leaned out at him at one point and gave him a ‘This is going great!’ kind of look. 

“He just burned it up. You could feel the electricity of ‘something really big’s going down here.’”

But what about that disappearing guitar? Once it leaves Prince’s hands, it never reappears, and the video shows no one catching it. Even Petty’s drummer, Steve Ferrone, remains confused about it—and he was onstage.

“I didn’t even see who caught it,” he says. “I just saw it go up, and I was astonished that it didn’t come back down again.

“Everybody wonders where that guitar went, and I gotta tell you, I was on the stage, and I wonder where it went, too.”

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Joni Mitchell, kinda glam, 1974, by Henry Diltz

Joni Mitchell, kinda glam, 1974, by Henry Diltz

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soundsof71: Stay Groovy. Stay You. ~Jimi Hendrix (Music Life…

soundsof71:

Stay Groovy. Stay You. ~Jimi Hendrix (Music Life Magazine, Japan)

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Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York City, 1971, by…

Patti Smith, 68th St. subway stop, New York City, 1971, by Gerard Malanga. “My great quandary was what coat to wear and which books to bring.”  ~ Patti Smith, M Train 

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older-soul:Tom Petty holding a ukulele, most likely a present…

older-soul:

Tom Petty holding a ukulele, most likely a present from George Harrison, late 1980’s
Photo by George Harrison

“George [Harrison] was the kind of guy who wasn’t going to leave until he hugged you for five minutes and told you how much he loved you.— Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 (via thateventuality)

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englands-dreaming: The Smiths in front of the Albert Finney…

englands-dreaming:

The Smiths in front of the Albert Finney Shop, Manchester (1987)

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macca-girl: Sweet John❤️

macca-girl:

Sweet John❤️

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